Article provided by: Handozer Distributing
Horses and riding are exciting. Many people in the US are fans of these animals, and achieve the dream of having one. However, the main issue with keeping horses is where to have them. In general, the owners resort to the private stables, where they rent spaces for the horses, as well as their maintenance and care.
However, every day the maintenance costs of the sorghums in the private stables are higher, so it makes the owners think to look for options to take charge of horses themselves. In that sense, an excellent choice is the construction of an own stable, where the horses can live and develop properly. It is essential to know the fundamental aspects that this type of space should have.
The ground where the horses will interact is one of the most critical aspects of the entire project. Ideally, this soil should be dry and well drained. It is not advisable to prepare spaces for horses in wet areas, as this can become a threat to horses. Excess moisture helps the proliferation of fungi and bacteria and can make the animal's legs sick.
The best grounds for the stables are those made of gravel or sand, as they provide excellent drainage, in addition to a firm surface, so that the horse moves safely. You can condition the soil you currently own by placing at least two layers of gravel of a couple of inches, and then level it with a driveway grader, like those provided by Handozer Distributing.
In addition to the terrain, it is essential to take into consideration the position of the sun. It is vital that your stable receive sun as many hours as possible, for the excellent health of the horses. Vitamin D requires the action of the sun to be fixed in the organism of the animal, and this is essential for the growth of strong and healthy bones. Also, the action of the sun will allow keeping the environment dry and free of moisture.
Proper ventilation is also a fundamental aspect when building the stable. Generally, two-part doors are installed in the pits, to allow ventilation and for the animal to poke its head. However, what you should take into account is regarding the installation of windows. Any additional element that generates ventilation should help to enter the air, but avoid the formation of windy flow in the box, since that can affect the animal's health.
The animals’ rooms must have enough space for them to unwrap. An adult horse can live entirely in an area of 4m x 4.5m. Remember to place a comfortable bed and a trough, in addition to the bucket for food.
The gravel terrain, in general, must continuously be supervised, and use the driveway grader regularly to keep it uniform so that the horse's pace is always firm and safe. Also, both in the box and its surroundings, it is always convenient to have straw spread on the ground, as this helps to absorb moisture from the animal's waste, and prevents condensation.
Handozer Distributing puts at your disposal the best equipment for the maintenance of the gravel of your stable. Our D3.5-MG will help you keep the terrain firm and safe for your specimens. Contact us; we will be happy to advise you.